“During a dangerous
mission, James Bond, agent 007 of MI6, is
seriously injured. His quartermaster and partner, Quentin Holmes, lost his
trail and decides to go with his father, Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest
genius. Sherlock feels a great contempt for James Bond, but he doesn’t want to
see his son suffer, and decides to help in his search.
In the next
weeks, a lot of bodies appear in different parts of London, whose
characteristics are similar to James Bond: blond hair, fair skin and blue eyes;
but none of them is the corpse of the agent. Sherlock and John investigate the
bodies while Quentin makes national searches in MI6.
Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother and uncle of Quentin, is involved in the
disappearance of 007 and gets to find his location. Quentin discovers the
culprit of the attack on James Bond: an old enemy of his father, James
Moriarty, who had remained hidden in the shadows to manipulate the murderers
and biggest terrorists in London.
Moriarty is entrusted with the capture of 007,
and revealed the truth behind the attack on MI6 and the death of M. Furious,
Bond decides to take revenge by killing all allies of Moriarty. Quentin decides
to help Bond in his mission, he calls his parents, who are directed to the
hideout of Moriarty, and invades his security system, disabling it. Before
Moriarty get hurt Quentin, James and John manage to shoot him, almost at the
same time. Moriarty is seriously wounded by two bullets and falls from the top
of his hiding place, definitely dying. Sherlock and John are perplexed, but
relieved to see James and Quentin meet again.
days later, when Bond returns to his job at MI6, they decide to go to 221B
Baker Street to plan their wedding with Quentin’s parents. John decides to help
them, and Sherlock decides to play his violin without saying a word.”
“The assurance is that Mr Sherlock Holmes feels much for you, and is more dependent on you, in a sense, than you are upon him. Why else would he provoke you, as he does, why would he administer drugs to himself in your presence, if he does not want to stimulate your reaction, and be assured of your concern? He gives to you, and to you alone, all his vulnerable side, all his needs, all his love, as far as he is able; and yet, unless I am much mistaken, he will never give you more than he gives at present. He is incapable of it; there exists in him some deep emotional blockage, some fatal inability to admit his vulnerable side, which causes him to present himself as all brain and no heart. However, the cost of this is high, as his need for the drug bears witness.
“Now I do not believe that you will change him; and as far as I can see, if you let matters remain as they are, he will hurt you badly. Of his basic preference for his own sex, and his indifference to mine, I have no doubt whatever. But rather than accept himself, he will be cruel, even to the one he loves. You, Dr. Watson, are more stable than he, and unless I am much mistaken, more naturally versatile. You are also, by virtue of your being more demonstrative and self-accepting, more at risk.”
- My Dearest Holmes, Rohase Piercy
Because, yeah, re-watching Sherlock just gets me bummed out when I think about all the queerbaiting and this ship, which I once loved so fiercely and still sort of do to some extent, just to turned out to be so bitterly disappointing. Because it could have been a beautiful romantic-platonic bond a’ la Xena and Gabrielle, where two people of the same sex can mean the world to each other and still just be the very best of friends. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes could have had the sort of love that goes beyond romance or sexuality, while still remaining within the bounds of friendship.
But instead Moffat had to ruin it all with all the “NO HOMO” jokes and general “nope never gonna happen, bow down in despair and weep tears of blood shippers”.
But whatever, to cheer myself up, I decided to read “My Dearest Holmes” which actually deals with a Watson-Holmes relationship with dignity and tenderness and features a lesbian blackmailer who is actually rather awesome and insightful as demonstrated by the above quote. If you want to read Sherlock Holmes/ John Watson love story in print and done with respect to the canon, this is it.
Send your fluffy Johnlock pictures to Steven Moffat! Show him how much we want and need Johnlock to be canon! Please nothing NSFW! Anything cute that makes you happy! The actors want it, Gatiss says it’s canon, now lets just get Moffat on the same page!
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Sherlock Holmes & Mycroft Holmes, Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade (less prominent in the story though)
Category: Fluff, a lil bit of crack and angst
Warnings: I (think) there is a little bit of swearing,
The advent calendar thing was just supposed to be a bit of fun. But when you add a meddling older brother, papa Lestrade, an undeniable connection and, of course, Christmas spirit, you might find yourself surprised at what can happen in just a short month…
Summary: Sometimes, when two people meet, everything just seems to fall into place. Everything that should happen, does. They fall in love at exactly the right time, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not one of those times. This is the story of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes.
Pairing: John Watson x Sherlock Holmes [Johnlock]
Rated: T (for drug use and language in later chapters)